An ‘enemy of the internet’ that helps governments spy on citizens has been hacked

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The (ironically-named) Hacking Team is an Italian security firm with a history of supplying surveillance technology to governments around the world, including some unpleasant regimes. It’s now been hacked itself. As CSO Online reports, the source of the hack isn’t clear yet, but a torrent file with 400GB of internal documents, product source code and email archives is now public. Hacking team torrent contains proof in invoices and orders of surveillance software sales to oppressive regimes. — John Adams (@netik) July 6, 2015 There’s no shortage of glee online about the development, particularly from privacy activists. Campaign group Reporters Without…

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